Transit

Rail transit safety
News April 13, 2018
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report that recommends the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) strengthen its safety oversight by improving guidance the agency provided to states.   Specifically, GAO suggests the FTA create a plan for developing risk-based inspection guidance...
Bus infrastructure
News April 06, 2018
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) yesterday announced approximately $264 million in project funding to improve the safety and reliability of America’s bus systems and enhance mobility for transit riders across the country.   A total of 139 projects in 52...
I-90 Chicago 2016

Work on I-90 in the Chicagoland area in the summer of 2016.

News April 04, 2018
The rapidly deteriorating condition of Illinois roads, bridges, and transit systems is producing increased congestion and vehicle maintenance costs, and the annual cost of needed repairs currently stands at $4.6 billion per year, according to a new study released today by the Illinois Economic...
shared-ride transit
News April 02, 2018
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has completed a project installing standardized technology at 42 shared-ride transit providers statewide in order to improve efficiency and service for state residents who use the service.   The service scheduling and dispatch software, called...
L.A. transit, buses
News March 29, 2018
The California Transportation Commission (CTC) approved the programming of $482 million in State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) funding that will be used for a variety of transportation projects throughout the region including the S.R. 138 Highway Project, the East San Fernando Valley...
Micro-transit
News March 23, 2018
The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) in California is set to launch OC Flex, an on-demand, micro-transit service that dispatches vehicles to a rider’s home and takes them to a destination.   The service, which is expected to be approved by the OCTA board on March 26, would begin July 1...
streetcar
News March 20, 2018
The first Milwaukee streetcar is scheduled to arrive in the city on March 26.   On Friday, city leaders met to talk about updates on the project. Once the first car arrives, the four others will come to Milwaukee on a monthly basis.   When the first streetcar arrives, it will undergo testing inside...
public transportation funding
News March 15, 2018
The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) raised concern over the small amount of transit projects that received Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) last week.   APTA urged the department to...
subway
News March 09, 2018
After replacing necessary rails on the Metro SubwayLink system, the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) has reopened the Metro line as of 5 a.m. on Friday, March 9.   The subway was shut down Feb. 11, and reopened three days ahead of schedule. The...
connected buses
News February 26, 2018
The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA), working with technology development nonprofit Battelle, will launch a six-month project to evaluate enhanced safety systems on buses.   With a grant from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), GCRTA will test cutting-edge safety...
Rail line extension
News February 26, 2018
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) joined local, state and federal officials on Friday to break ground on Section 2 of the Metro Purple Line Extension Project that will add 2.6 miles of new subway service to downtown Beverly Hills and Century City.   Major...
transit
News February 22, 2018
New York, San Francisco and Boston top the list of the 10 best cities for public transit according to the updated Transit Score rankings for 2018 by real-estate company Redfin.   Transit Score, a tool by Redfin company Walk Score, rates locations based on how convenient they are to public...
HTT
News February 19, 2018
Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) has signed its first agreements that could lead to an interstate Hyperloop system.   The deal includes agreements with both the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA) and the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) to start work on a...
bus communication systems
News February 15, 2018
The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) has developed a communication system between Utah Transit Authority (UTA) buses and traffic signals that will help buses arrive on time in Salt Lake City.   The Dedicated Short Range Communications system uses software called Multi-Modal Intelligent...
Transit projects
News February 14, 2018
The Trump administration’s proposed budget for fiscal 2019 would leave cities and states on the hook for billions of dollars in spending on public transportation projects that are already underway.   The $4.4 trillion budget proposal rolled out this week would cut several grant programs funded by...
autonomous transportation
News February 13, 2018
Next Transportation, which recently launched at the World Government Summit in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, introduced a new form of autonomous, electric transportation that uses swarming modular pods that connect and disconnect while transporting passengers, organizing riders based on upcoming...
White House
News February 12, 2018
The White House today officially released a 55-page proposal for President Trump's long-awaited infrastructure overhaul.   The plan puts forth a framework for lawmakers to craft legislation for a $1.5 trillion infrastructure package that would focus on public-private partnerships and funding from...
multimodal projects
News February 09, 2018
Gov. Tom Wolf announced Thursday that 45 highway, bridge, bike and pedestrian, and ports and waterways projects will benefit communities in 22 counties through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Multimodal Transportation Fund.   The $41.5 million investment follows PennDOT's...
U.S. Capitol
News February 08, 2018
A bipartisan budget deal announced by Senate leaders Wednesday includes $20 billion for U.S. infrastructure programs, an investment plan that comes ahead of the Trump administration's highly anticipated rebuilding proposal.   The funds would go toward “existing” projects for water and energy...
traffic signal systems
News February 07, 2018
The city of Dallas recently signed an agreement with Ericsson, a provider of communications and Internet of Things infrastructure, to provide hardware and software upgrades for its traffic management systems.   Improvements to the traffic signal infrastructure in Dallas could pave the way toward...
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